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Nutrition - an applied approach
Janice Thompson
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The Second Edition of Nutrition: An Applied Approach, presents introductory nutrition information to non-majors in an applied format that discourages memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. The authors capitalize on students' natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how it relates to their health and their everyday lives, and by addressing- and debunking- commonly held misconceptions students have. The applied nature of the book is also reflected in the functional organization of the micronutrient chapters. This approach encourages students to develop a conceptual framework in which to organize the information and helps them understand the role of nutrients in their bodies and their own health. The book's applied approach is enhanced in the Second Edition with the inclusion of in-depth six to eight page sections that cover important topics. These sections-Alcohol, Vitamins & Minerals Overview, Phytochemicals & Functional Foods, and Global Nutrition-were chosen because reviewers highly-desired the addition of this content. The In-Depth section covering vitamins and minerals is presented with a unique design and maintain the functional approach of the book while still presenting a traditional micronutrient overview for students. A new Find the Quack feature, a bright new design, and updated art also give the Second Edition a pedagogical boost.

Three new Instructor Supplements complement an already robust media package. The Teaching Tool Box, Media Manager, and Animations have all been created to enhance the teaching experience and save time. The Teaching Toolbox gathers critical teaching tools into one easy-access location for instructors, while the Media Manager groups helpful presentation tools together for easier lecturing.

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Janice Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM

University of Bristol, The University of New Mexico

Janice Thompson is a Professor and Head of the Department of Public Health Nutrition at The University of Bristol in Bristol, England. Her work in the United Kingdom focuses on developing nutrition and physical activity interventions to reduce the risk for chronic diseases in high-risk populations. She also has a US affiliation at the University of New Mexico as a nutrition and exercise research consultant with the Office of Native American Diabetes Programs at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Janice earned a Ph.D. at Arizona State University in exercise science with an emphasis in exercise physiology and nutrition.

Janice is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a member of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences (ASNS), the Southwest Chapter of ACSM (SWACSM), the New Mexico State Diabetes Advisory Committee, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). Janice won an undergraduate teaching award while a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Janice also publishes two other introductory nutrition books with Benjamin Cummings. They are the non-majors nutrition book Nutrition: An Applied Approach and the majors book The Science of Nutrition. In addition, Janice co-authored Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, with Melinda Manore (published by Human Kinetics).

Janice loves cats, yoga, and hiking. She likes almost every vegetable except peas and believes chocolate should be listed as a food group.

Melinda Manore, Ph.D, RD, FACSM

Oregon State University

Melinda Manore earned a doctorate in human nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology at Oregon State University, and a master's degree in health education from the University of Oregon. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University, where she teaches and conducts research in the area of nutrition and exercise. She served as Chair and Professor in the nutrition department until late 2004, when it combined with the exercise sciences department and she stepped down. Before coming to Oregon State, she taught at Arizona State University for 17 years. Melinda's areas of specialization include nutritional requirements and issues for active women, nutrition assessment, and the role that nutrition and exercise play in health, energy balance, obesity, and disordered eating.

A registered dietitian, Melinda is an active member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). She is Past Chair of the ADA Research Committee and the Research DPG (Dietetic Practice Group). Melinda is a member of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences (ASNS), the American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN), the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Military Nutrition Research, and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Melinda wrote a nutrition column for and is an associate editor of ACSM'sHealth and Fitness Journal, and she has won numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching. While at Arizona State University, she was nominated for the Distinguished Mentor of Women Award (1996), and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award (1998, 2000). In 2001, she received the SCAN Excellence in Practice Award. Melinda co-authored the non-majors nutrition book Nutrition: An Applied Approach, the majors book The Science of Nutrition, and HK's Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance with Janice Thompson.

Melinda is an avid walker and hiker who loves to cook and eat great food.

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